Breakfast in Beijing’s Hutongs

Breakfast in
Beijing’s Hutongs

Explore the ancient hutong alleyways by both tuk-tuk and on foot to gain a different
perspective of Beijing’s breakfast scene. Sample popular dishes and
scrumptious street food in eateries only known by the locals.


The hutong alleys are the best place to see and feel Beijing’s authentic culture and these narrow lanes also hide many culinary treasures. To gain a different perspective of the capital’s food and in particular its breakfast scene, head to these historic hutongs which have long been at the heart of the capital’s distinctive local culture.

Situated in the older part of the city, this labyrinth of narrow lanes dates back over 300 years. They are draped in history, offering an insight into the Beijing of old. While many residents have called this area home for generations, it is also sprinkled with signs of contemporary life – with trendy bars, cafes, restaurants and boutiques lining the pedestrianised streets.


Breakfast in Beijing’s Hutongs

09:00 - 12:00

Together with your knowledgeable guide, explore the hutongs by tuk-tuk and on foot to find secret eateries that only the locals know about. Starting your day with a good breakfast is essential when travelling in Beijing and the hutong alleys are home to many of Beijing’s hidden delicacies.

With at least seven different stops, you’ll get a broad taste of Beijing’s breakfast – from super-traditional to the trendy coffee house scene. Discover the variety of morning staples such as sweet Beijing yogurt and mung bean soup. Visit a local market where you can sample popular street foods such as steamed buns called baozi and Halal beef soup. Try Chinese doughnuts and soybean milk in a tiny shophouse that sells out daily. End the morning in a local coffee shop overlooking iconic hutong-tiled rooftops and revel in one of the most historic areas of the capital.

At the end of the tour, your driver will take you back to the hotel.




  • A morning tour with a professional English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request and may be subject to supplementary charges
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver from and to the starting point
  • Tuk tuk transportation during the tour
  • All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Snacks, drinks and /or refreshments during the tour


  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)


  • This tour is operated both on private basis as well as on joint / Seat-In-Coach basis.
  • A private guide will accompany the customers yet will join other guests during the actual tour
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying in and inside downtown Beijing. Transfers outside these areas, including any accommodation outside the Central Business District and both Beijing’s International Airports are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions.
  • Customers are advised that during the Lunar Festival celebrations (celebration of Chinese New Year), excursions and tours may be subject to supplementary charges and/or may see longer waiting times than normal.
  • We will do all possible to comply with any dietary requirements during this excursion; it may not always be possible to confirm your wishes in advance based on the choice of local restaurant.
  • This food-themed tour along local restaurants and food stalls may not be suitable for customers who are vegetarians or have specific food allergies.
  • We regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for wheelchair users.
  • We will always make the effort to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • Please note pick-up and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off.
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It is the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this.
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sun’s rays are still very powerful.
  • We reserve the right to make necessary changes to the excursion in case of unfavourable weather conditions or situations where we are forced to make alterations to guarantee the safety of our guests.
  • The protection of the country’s flora and fauna is of immense importance for us. We will not pursue any activities for guests that are not in line with our animal, wildlife and environment protection principles.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request.
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.
  • This excursion is only operated in the morning.


Start typing and press Enter to search